The title refers not to a place and time, but the perfume, which was popular from the 1930s through the 50s. All of the tracks have names taken from famous scents of the past. Guitar loops, Mellotron, mood music, and field recordings were used to create textures that are airy and sparse, or scratchy and dense, but usually with some embedded melodic element, all intended to convey an atmosphere of decrepit nostalgia and corroded beauty.
Field recordings used under Creative Commons license:
EVENING IN PARIS - milo: cafe boursault johannel trandle: casablanca traffic lodro rigdzin: rotterdam thunderstorm
BLACK ROSE - dobroide: pealing bell simon james: spanish funeral